"During the Viet Nam War I served our nation as an Infantry Officer. In combat and in the tactical operations center, I learned how to listen, make tough choices, and lead. I later served my community as a teacher, and in recent decades I have served the disadvantaged in emergency rooms, clinics, and jails as a Nurse Practitioner. Now, in this time of conflict, disruption, fear, and pandemic, I am prepared to step up and serve again. However, we are not well represented here in Fayette and Coweta counties and I cannot do this without your support. If you want experienced, focused, effective representation in State Government, vote for Fred Rovner on November 3rd."
- Fred Rovner, Candidate for Georgia House of Representatives District 72
Although Fred Rovner has lived and worked in District 72 for nearly 20 years, he has been firm in his dedication to serving community and country for his entire life. Son of two veterans themselves, Fred enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1966 and was deployed to Viet Nam, eventually becoming a rifle company commander. He retained this position in the California National Guard and was later assigned as faculty at the California Military Academy.
Although offically retired, Fred has not stopped contributing to his community. When not spending time with his daughter and two grandchildren who are also Coweta County residents, he can be found participating in marches, writing to politicans, and working as a Georgia Medical Reserve Corps volunteer. Most recently, this position has allowed Fred to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by traveling around the state to help to set up testing locations and administer the tests.
Completing his military service, Fred and his wife Thyra moved to Australia where he taught Political Economics. In 1987, he returned to the US and settled in Georgia where he earned a Master of Science in Family Practice at Georgia State University. Fred worked as a Nurse Practitioner from 1997 to 2014, providing medical insight, experience, and leadership.